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Every year we go and see the festival of light… but… the last few years they have been a bit well.. to quote the large child ‘the same as last time and a bit broken’.

I was lucky enough to win a family ticket to this year’s festival, which has moved back into a park in the city centre.

The kids had a great time, we met reindeer and they held an owl… we got reindeer food for Christmas Eve and drew calendars.. we ended up with a hot chocolate to warm us up before we came home.

So.. the vote was it’s definitely an improvement, well done Sunderland Council!

Oh Christmas Tree…

So.. I wanted a little tree for my desk at work. After a bit of searching, I found the pattern for Penny the Pine Tree.

I added some ‘tinsel’ – sparkly yarn (crochet chain) and some ‘baubles’ – needle deleted balls (if you’ve been reading – that’s what they were for!)

I’m quite happy with how it turned out, I’m sure it’ll make my desk look Christmassy!

Santa goes to church?

I’ve just seen a notice on a church I passed, advertising coffee mornings with Santa. It said ‘see Santa arrive on his fire engine and visit him in his grotto’.

When did Santa get a fire engine? 

And when did he start going to church?

I’m not at all religious, but I thought that Santa and Jesus didn’t really mix. I mean, I get a Xmas card every year from my Nan and she always write “remember it’s baby Jesus’ birthday”

Anyway, it just confused me a bit…

As it’s approaching that particularly  rubbish time of year, it’s time to dust off something from a few years ago about how Christmas is stressful. Because it is!